1611 in music
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The year 1611 in music involved some significant events.
- January 1 – Oberon, the Faery Prince, a masque written by Ben Jonson and designed by Inigo Jones, is performed at Whitehall Palace; it features music by Alfonso Ferrabosco the younger and Robert Johnson.
- February 3 – Love Freed from Ignorance and Folly, another Jonson/Jones masque, is performed at Whitehall, with music by Ferrabosco.
- Robert Ballard – a collection of arrangements for the lute.
- William Byrd – Psalms, Songs, and Sonnets
- Carlo Gesualdo
- Sixth book of madrigals a 5
- Responsoria et alia ad Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae spectantia, a 6
- Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger – Libro primo d'intavolatura di lauto
- Parthenia, a collection of keyboard music by John Bull, William Byrd, and Orlando Gibbons
- Thomas Ravenscroft – Melismata
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- June 22 – Pablo Bruna, blind organist and composer (died 1679)
- December – Leonora Baroni, singer, instrumentalist and composer (died 1670)
- date unknown – Thomas Brewer, composer who introduced the "glee"
- July – Simon Lohet, organist and composer (born c. 1550)
- August 20 – Tomás Luis de Victoria, composer (born c. 1548)
- date unknown